Anti-Virus Available For Playstation 3

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The one reason that I prefer that browsers stay off of consoles, is merely for the fact that when you have a browser, you have a way of getting some bad stuff on to your machine . Not that bad stuff you are thinking of, I mean viruses and that lot.

Well, now thanks to a company called Trend Micro the 2.70 update now has a trial offering of the PS3 web browser in two different flavours. The first of which is more or an adult content filter which makes the browser a little more child-friendly. The second actually locks up important information such as credit card details and so on.

While strictly speaking it isn’t an antivirus, it’s probably not a bad idea to take that second option and keep a lot of your information safe.

I am still very concerned about the idea of a virus on the PS3, if something big enough gets developed and targets the PS3 specifically, you could have a very ugly scenario where PS3’s just start bricking left right and centre all over the world.

Never underestimate the abilities of a disgruntled fanboy.

Source: PS3 Addiction

Last Updated: April 28, 2009

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Nick De Bruyne

Video games writer, editor and critic since ’08. Living and breathing video games, movies and cars since the 80s. Follow me on Twitter if you love tons of gaming talk, and @pennyworthrevs for fun stuff and links.

  • janrik

    I’m sure MS have an entire devision working on PS3 viruses…

  • Redirected from their Apple Mac Virus division. lol

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